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Jan 6, 2010 7:00am EST
disappointing finish to the copenhagen conference, what action can my right honorable friend tell us he'll be taking in order to keep the momentum up on this absolutely vital task of tackling climate change? >> mr. speaker, for the first time the world was able to agree that we should not have a climate change policy that didn't address the problems of rising temperatures. and the 2% limit was agreed by all countries. we also have agreement that countries will notify us what they will do by 2020 and what they will do by january 1st. we are obviously pressing for countries to be in a position where they can reduce the number of gigatons in carbon and greenhouse emissions from the mid-50s to the mid-40s but we have not yet got the international treaty that we need and we have not yet got the announcement from all countries that they support the 50% reduction by 2050. that is what is the work to still be done and i agree with her we must all talk to those countries that were reluctant to come in to these talks with the view of getting a treaty to persuade them that a treaty is necessary. i
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